Wiltshire v Northamptonshire
Minor Counties Championship 1904
VenueCounty Ground, Trowbridge on 26th, 27th August 1904 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNorthamptonshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 70 runs
PointsWiltshire 0; Northamptonshire 3
Close of play day 1Northamptonshire (2) 63/2 (Pool 28*, Crosse 28*)

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GJ Thompsonb Grant1     
M Coxc and b Smith23     
CJT Poolc Grant b Overton5     
W Eastst Luce b Smart11     
EM Crosseb Smart7     
RF Knightc and b Smith11     
WH Kingstonc and b Smart4     
*T Hortonc Perkins b Smart5     
CR Wetherallnot out6     
HHK Worsleylbw b Smart1     
+BC Smithc Overton b Smart2     
Total(all out, 53.5 overs)78
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-7, 3-35, 4-49, 5-49, 6-63, 7-69, 8-69, 9-70, 10-78 (53.5 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Grant14   7131--
Overton11   6141--
Smith13   6142--

Wiltshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TTN Perkinsc Knight b East17     
JE Stevensc Worsley b East15     
CAH Ransomeb Thompson1     
HM Butterworthb Thompson4     
AW Newmanb East7     
+TS Luceb East0     
*AM Millerb Thompson3     
WRR Smithc Pool b East0     
T Smartb Thompson0     
E Grantnot out4     
W Overtonb East0     
Extras(? b, 0 lb, 2 nb, 0 w)4
Total(all out, 25.4 overs)55
Fall of wickets:
1-28, 2-29, 3-33, 4-45, 5-45, 6-46, 7-49, 8-49, 9-52, 10-55 (25.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thompson13   2384-2

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WH Kingstonc Smart b Overton5     
CJT Poolb Overton32     
M Coxlbw b Overton0     
EM Crossec Ransome b Grant29     
GJ Thompsonc Grant b Smart10     
W Eastlbw b Smith15     
RF Knightb Overton2     
*T Hortonc and b Overton0     
CR Wetherallc Grant b Overton21     
HHK Worsleynot out9     
+BC Smithb Overton0     
Extras(2 lb)2
Total(all out, 43 overs)125
Fall of wickets:
1-19, 2-19, 3-64, 4-76, 5-84, 6-89, 7-95, 8-105, 9-125, 10-125 (43 ov)
Wiltshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Smith8   1451--
Smart8   2181--
Overton16   3477--
Grant10   6131--
Newman1   100--

Wiltshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
TTN Perkinsc Worsley b East9     
JE Stevenslbw b East4     
CAH Ransomec and b East13     
HM Butterworthst Smith b Thompson0     
AW Newmanb Thompson3     
E Grantb Thompson19     
W Overtonlbw b East2     
+TS Luceb East2     
*AM Millernot out13     
WRR Smithc Knight b East2     
T Smartb Thompson5     
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 3 nb)6
Total(all out, 30.4 overs)78
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-15, 3-20, 4-30, 5-52, 6-54, 7-54, 8-57, 9-60, 10-78 (30.4 ov)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
East15   3306--

--> W East (2) passed 2000 runs in Minor Counties Championship matches when he reached 4
--> W East reached 350 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Wiltshire first innings
--> W Overton reached 50 wickets in Minor Counties Championship matches for the season when taking his 7th wicket in the Northamptonshire second innings

This card comes from the Minor Counties Research Project - research is continuing on this scorecard which can be expected to change.
Northamptonshire won this low-scoring return match by 70 runs at around 3.00 pm on the second day.
Wiltshire had required 149 runs to win.
The game between the two sides at Northampton earlier in the month had also been won by Northamptonshire.
For the winners, Thompson and East bowled unchanged in both Wiltshire innings and took 8 wickets for 80 runs and 12 for 43 respectively.
No batsman reached fifty.
For Wiltshire, Overton took 7 wickets for 47 runs in the Northamptonshire second innings.
If Thompson had taken one more wicket, it would have been his one hundredth of the season, a feat he had achieved on two previous occasions.
Northamptonshire were Minor Counties Champions, having made sure of the title when beating Surrey 2nd XI at The Oval the previous two days.
Wiltshire had been their main rivals for the Championship.
This was to be Northamptonshire's last match in the Minor Counties Championship, following the decision of the MCC Advisory Committee to recommend on 16 August that the County be 'promoted'
to the First Class County Championship for 1905, a recommendation endorsed by the full MCC Committee in October.
Northamptonshire 2nd XI were to compete in the Championship for 10 years from 1950.
[Missing: Umpires; part extras breakdown.]
Sources: North Wilts Herald 2 September; Wiltshire Chronicle 3 September; Wiltshire Times 3 September; Northampton Daily Chronicle 27,29 August; Northampton Daily Reporter 27,29 August; Northampton Herald 26 August; Northampton Mercury 26 August, 2 September; The Sportsman 27,29 August.





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